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Close Period

The time between the preparation of a company's balance sheet and its announcement to the public. The close period usually lasts about two months. During this time SEC rules prohibit insiders from buying or selling the company's shares in any way.
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Importantly, on May 17, 2013, Defra decided to extend the closed periods where farmers are unable to spread livestock manure by two weeks to January 31," said James.
The saving grace for those who are new to NVZs this year is that they will not have to comply with the extended closed periods until autumn 2015.
The Company is satisfied, by virtue of the points listed below, that all inside information which the Company and its Directors may have in the period leading up to the preliminary announcement of the annual results, has been notified to a Regulated Information Service ('RIS') and that the Company is thereby exempted from the provisions of the Model Code in relation to closed periods for any purchases by the Company of its own securities.
There are also subsequent closed periods for the underage scene.
The closed period for training was passed at Special Congress last year.
During closed periods communication with financial analysts, financial media and investors is restricted.
Defra has instructed the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to take into account the Environment Agency's (EA) guidance for farmers with livestock, which will allow the spreading of slurry as a last resort for farms during the first two weeks of the normal closed periods.
FARMERS have been given the go-ahead to spread slurry and manure in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) during part of the normal closed period because of September's unprecedented rainfall.
During closed periods, communication with financial analysts,
The new Nitrate Vulnerable Zones regulations, which come into force at the start of next year, introduce amended closed periods during which manures containing 'highly available' nitrogen (N), such as slurry and poultry manures, cannot be applied within NVZs.
Other views include the introduction of "closed periods" across all soil types and an increase in the length of "closed period" restrictions and a requirement for increased storage capacity for slurry, to cover the revised closed periods.